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Jan 13, 2013 4:30pm EST
to defeat al qaeda. al qaeda's ranks have been decimated. more key leaders have been eliminated in rapid succession at any time since 9/11. virtually every major a al qaeda affiliate has lost its key leader or operational commander. more than half of their top leadership has been eliminated. al qaeda is on the ropes and continues to get pummeled. however, his death and the capture of many other al qaeda leaders and operatives do not mark the end of al qaeda or its continued plotting against the united states and other countries. the preeminent security threat to the ad states remains al qaeda and its adherents. since september 11, the counter- terrorism effort has been aimed at preventing the counter terror -- the counter efforts of al qaeda on the homeland. al qaeda continues to edify operatives overseas and develop new methods overseas to attack us at home. affiliated movements have taken us beyond the core leadership in afghanistan and pakistan, including the middle east, and east africa, central asia, and southeast asia. although each group is unique, all aspire to advance al q
Jan 27, 2013 11:30am EST
, egypt, libya. and there's a great deal of potential for an al qaeda 3.0 to really take root and become a major problem for this administration. >> i think that it's a real concern. there's real reason why secretary of state clinton said it as kind of a parting warning because al qaeda is filling in the empty spaces. and with the revolution in libya, the incredible arms flow there, al qaeda people who've been trained in afghanistan and come back to the ma greb and able to -- pretty much with impunity. for the united states it hasn't been an area of vital interest ever. it's much closer to europe. it's much more of concern to europe than it has ever been for the united states. that's why we kind of led from behind. >> in libya. >> in libya itself. because europeans were the ones exercised about it. we didn't care that much in terms of vital national interests compare today say the gulf. but just as after the soviet union was thrown out of afghanistan, we considered afghanistan not of any real interest to us and of course that's where al qaeda took root. so here again we've got tha
Jan 27, 2013 11:00am EST
taliban and they're not going to fundamentally defeat al qaeda, in my view. i think they will suppress the taliban and al qaeda. and i think it's possible that al qaeda, in particular, will sort of defeat itself, the last 10 yards or so. because they've lost a lot of the important people. and their ideology is fundamentally in conflict with himself. but it comes to the taliban i'm not as optimistic as anand because i am quite pessimistic about the afghan government. and i don't think that what we will see is the taliban in sort of brushing with -- i think civil war in afghanistan is a real possibility in the years after american withdrawal, particularly if, particularly if the money stops flowing the way that it did after the soviets left. that's how the taliban got the in the first place. they didn't succeed on their own. they rose after the afghan government had been shattered by civil war. and i think the danger comes not in the first three or four years. the danger from the taliban for some reflection of it comes not in first three or four years after american withdrawal but in the
Jan 20, 2013 3:30pm PST
of the world don't really want the al qaeda affiliate to establish its roots there. the government is weak. it's not a democratic government. and so defense secretary leon panetta has said that the u.s. government is willing to assist the french with logistics and intelligence. the drones you mentioned are not -- they would not be armed drones. they would be intelligence gathering drones but the french have taken the lead on n. i think so far the u.s. is standing on the side lienls pretty much -- sidelines pretty much cheering them on because it's an important mission. >> we've sent 55,000 americans there according to-- >> 50 million? >> what is it? 550 americans and they are there not as soldiers but there to help with equipment and so forth. >> this is an area, northern mali is an area the size of texas. and you've got-- >> twice the size of texas. >> you have al qaeda in there and the french with 500 troops. they're not going to recapture that place. they're going to use air power. the french are getting themselves into something. if they go there and try to take that back, they'll
Jan 20, 2013 6:30am EST
mali in a bid to take over the country. the rebel forces include al qaeda and the islamist abbreviated to aqim. it established itself in mali following the overthrow of moammar qaddafi, libya's strong man. aqim has established strict islamist law in northern mali and destroyed dozens of aish went movings -- ancient mosques and tombs. the united nations has declared it a culture heritage site. the french president asked the u.s. to help france's military in using manpower and drones. >> question, what's at stake for the u.s. in mali? >> clearly, we and the rest of the world don't really want the al qaeda affiliate to establish its roots there. the government is weak. it's not a democratic government. and so defense secretary leon panetta has said that the u.s. government is willing to assist the french with logistics and intelligence. the drones you mentioned are not -- they would not be armed drones. they would be intelligence gathering drones but the french have taken the lead on n. i think so far the u.s. is standing on the side lienls pretty much -- sidelines pretty much cheering th
Jan 12, 2013 7:30pm EST
by bin laden's al qaeda was its credible effort to grasp itself on top of the wider movement and its one substantial progress ann option was brought together largely and in most significant ways in the region we are talking about here, talibanistan. so i think that's important and a marker as to why this is so important. in the chapter i establish and assess the five elements of bin laden's al qaeda and made it historically unique and conspicuously severe threat and then go on from there to argue about why that threat has receded and what implication that has for us to better appreciate the dynamics, the regional dynamics underlying the present and future and south asia particularly afghanistan and pakistan. first, i argue that the five elements of an mlodinow qaeda that may unique was one that it inspired to be a co-organization dedicated to planning recruiting and training or in organizing and this is the important word here, catastrophic global terrorist events. against americans and other westerners that they refer to as zionist crusader targets especially in western homeland
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Jan 25, 2013 1:30am PST
? >> in li, france stepped up military moves to stop islamic fighters tied to al qaeda. >> france this week dispatched 2500 troops and commenced air strikes. >> the u.s. is very pleased that france is doing this, i think to a degree surprised. >> stephen: mais oui, to a degree surprised the us is. [ laughter ] up until now, the only thing that got the french angry enough to fight was serving a bordelaise sauce with fish. [ laughter ] france is putting the hurt to al qaeda in mali! with planes, troops and its most sophisticated helicopter gunship which, in france, means a gunship that fires missiles at itself in a dadaist commentary on the cruel farce that is war. [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] this bold -- bold military action even surprised the french, whose president, francois hollande, is perceived as so indecisive and weak, he's earned the nickname "flanby," after a wobbly gelatin dessert. oh, burn! [cheers and applause] or as the french say, brulee! [ laughter ] interestingly, one of the reasons that hollande is so unpopular in the first place is that he's the one pushing the
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Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm EST
the hostages held by the terrorist group linked to al qaeda. there has been almost no independent reporting on the ground of what has occurred, the reported number of hostages ranging as high as 41. the number of american hostages as many as seven. the white house and state department confirming only the presence of some american citizens among the hostages, obviously relying principally on the algerian government for most of its information, although the united states has had drones over that plant for much of the time. so at this hour this is what we do know, that the algerian government has concluded its operations against the terrorists that the incident is ending. some north african news outlets have claimed that at least 35 captives were killed in the algerian military rescue attacks the "wall street journal" is reporting algerian government sources putting the number of casualties to be ten or perhaps 11. this is what reuters news service is reporting. thirty hostages killed when the algerian forces stormed the plant. two of them japanese, to -- a french national. the natio
Jan 28, 2013 11:00pm PST
george w. bush, he was sworn in to lead the fbi on september 4, 2001, just one week before the al qaeda attacks on 9/11. under his leadership, the fbi has since played the leading role in preventing further terrorist attacks inside america. all americans should be happy that congress recently approved an extension of his tenure -- his 10-year term for an additional two years. i have known bob since 1970, which was his first year as a law student at university of virginia where i was on the law school faculty. he was a returning veteran from the vietnam war, having led a rifle platoon in the third marine division, receiving a bronze star, purple heart, and vietnamese cross of gallantry. i was always on the lookout for incoming students who played squash. bob more than filled that bill. he improve my game, although i never, never beat the man. i did, however, get to know him very well. he was a prince. bob also was smart, smart enough for me to offer him a job as my research assistant and dumb enough to accept. he was a delight to work with, and together, we produced an article -- the energy envi
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Jan 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
talking points that susan rice leading up to the al-qaeda. i've told three stories. director of national intelligence said they changed the talking point. f.b.i. said no, it might have been us. because of ongoing criminal investigation. the final answer believes the c.i.a. may have changed the talking point deleting references to al-qaeda. i'm not going to confirm john brennan or anyone else until the administration shares information with the congress about who deleted references to al-qaeda three weeks before the election. i think it was purposefully done and i want to know who did it before we move forward. >> you're committed to holding the nomination up? >> yeah. i don't want to. but i'm not going to let the administration get away from having to be held accountable. the state department, you will hear from hillary clinton. who did change the talking points and take al-qaeda out? what did the president do in seven hours? they are making two movies about the strong leadership and the bin laden raid. this administration leaked every detail about the bin laden raid so the world would k
Jan 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> he was very interesting to hear hillary clinton there put mali, algeria and al qaeda quickly in that same paragraph. linking those concepts. because the state department has been concerned as she has been in shing algeria to take a more active role in trying to control al qaeda. because they have been building out what is feared to be a command and control center. within northern mali. that is to say there are weapons coming from libya, through algeria, down into mali and there is a worry that this could become another afghanistan. >> rose: and for analysis of algeria and mali we turn to max boot, jennifer cook, and peter pham. >> the ramification of what happened in algeria and the strikegain the gas installation there and the hostages being taken there really opens this up and internationalizes it with a number of year mean citizens taking u.s. citizens and japanese as well. so the events of this last week, the french incursion, the islamists move south and the taking of the gas installation in algeria really puts a whole dramatic new spin on this and adds momentum to the whol
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am EST
this story. that is the destruction of al qaeda. the enhanced interrogation program was key in destroying al qaeda. osama bin laden came 10 years later. we had a number of terrorists coming after us with plots. we were able to capture them, kill them, destroy the plot, wrap them up because of this program. we can go into detail in terms of everything that happened, but enhanced interrogation programs were the key to that. >> a follow up. take us back to september 1, 2001. there is smoke in the ground in new york. the pentagon is broken. what do we know about al qaeda? did we know that members of this network, all this information we take for granted now? >> we did not know that much. we did not know who was responsible for 9/11. we had a few assets that provided us some peripheral information. we did not know very much. it took a long time for us to be in a position to really learn what was going on. in march of 2002, we captured al zabeta. we recognized that we had to do something different. contrary to what some people are saying, he initially provided a couple of pieces of i
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Jan 17, 2013 10:00pm EST
, hopefully far more during the course of this hour. meanwhile, reporting that the al qaeda offshoot group was made up of a combination of the egyptians, algerians, two nations, libyans, malayans, and french among others and that at least 11 of those terrorists were killed. house intelligence committee chairman, congressman mike rogers telling fox news that al qaa in north africa likely pulled the trigger on an operaon that was already in the pipeline. so who is this group? what i their goals? how closely affiliated with al qaeda? is the united states prepared for a resurgent al qaeda in any form weather in north africa or in any other reason? those questions we hope to answer here tonight. former cia operative michael sawyer joins us, middle east affairs and author and columnis and member of the council on foreign relations monicker crowley among our guests tonight. we begin with it jennifer griffith who has the latest on was spared the hostage crisis and the fate of those involved. >> the kidnappers themselves said they took dozens of hostages at the bp oil and gas facility in response t
Jan 18, 2013 12:00am PST
earlier today this came after militants reportedly linked to al qaeda took the facility hostage on wednesday. the charge released several hundred algerians but held dozens of foreign workers including united states citizens. there is conflicting information about the algerian raid and there is no confirmation on how many cappers and hostages were killed. the milton reportedly demanded an end to french him tear activities in mali in return for the hostages. the situation in mali is also critical. on friday last week france launched an area bombing campaign against rebels with ties to al qaedament since then a ground force has engaged in combat with rebels trying to stop their advance to mali's capital. it remains unclear what support will be offered by the united states. secretary of state hillary clinton addressed the situation earlier today in a joint press conference she had with the president of somalia. sheikh mohammed. >> now let me say the situation is very fluid. it's in a remote area of al geria near the libyan border. the security of our americans who are held hostage is o
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
affiliated with al qaeda. >> why is the west criticizing al qaeda? why are they against al qaeda? they criticize al qaeda because they fight for their rights. whether we are al qaeda or not, we are muslims. we fight for our rights and will not give them away. if we are with al qaeda or not, we will fight for our rights. we waited for the arab league and the u.s. have you seen them accomplish anything? >> i asked if it would hand over the land to the free syrian army. he said originally sold the land from the farmers and peasants. maybe they should get it back. >> saudi arabia has granted women seats to the top revisory council. women are not allowed to travel, work, study abroad, mary, gain admittance to a public hospital. without permission from a male guardian. the council reviews laws but does not have legislative powers. a fire killed 13 people in bahrain's burned through a three-story building. the nationalities and victims have yet to be announced. investigators are on the way to determine the cause of the fire. the malian army has retaken a strategic town from al qaeda- linked f
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Jan 17, 2013 3:00pm EST
linked closely with al qaeda. membership in that group is not so organized as a political party or michigan like that. al qaeda operates often as a venture capital type groups and supports people willing to conduct violence. initial reports indicate this group has had linkages with al qaeda. >> who is the lead are of this group? >> the one-i'd algerian. known as a jihaddist and a war lord and smuggler. we don't know what exactly his motive was here. i guess, christian, the wider issue here, once you get this operation over with, is the rise of islamic extremic across north africa, threatening to become the new afghan. >> how privacies is it there? >> it's bat. and next door in mali you have an islamist insurgents, and this has not made big headlines with the administration lying that al qaeda is on its heels. >> negotiating with terrorists like this is notoriously dubious. you just don't do it because you don't get anywhere. >> that's right and that's what they algerians may have done today in wanting to move rapidly, probably drawing from their own war against islamists. >> you he
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Jan 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
country of mali where al-qaeda appears to have set up a new base. >> we have a goal. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: the u.s. provided intelligence that the french military needed for bombing need this weekend. attempt to keep rebels infiltrated from marching toward the capitol. some analysts call mali a flat afghanistan. defense secretary leon panetta was asked during a visit to portugal if the u.s. is heading in to another war. >> there is no consideration of putting in the american boots on the ground at this time. we have commended the french for this effort to try to go in to mali. to stop the aqim. the terrorists. and members of al-qaeda. >> the state department explained what the u.s. military has been asked to provide. >> we are looking hard today at the air lift question,be helping them transport forces from france and from the area in to the theater. >> the u.s. spent half a billion dollars in north africa to prop up the local military and counter terrorism. some in the pentagon wantbe to know why the u.s. didn't get a better return on the money. u.s. specialbe forces were i
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Jan 23, 2013 3:00pm PST
information they had. >> now another looming question is how the president can still claim that al-qaeda has been decimateed when there is still clearly a threat in northern africa and elsewhere. today, secretary clinton testified the u.s. clearly wiped out their core, such as usama bin laden but added we can "kill the leaders" and yet their affiliates keep growing. bret? >> bret: ed henry live on the north lawn. thank you. get analyst from brit schume on the process of the hearing themselves. >> today's meandering and unfocused hearing on the event in benghazi and the fictitious story told about it afterwards were unfortunately, utterly typical of congressional hearings. there are many reasons. one, witnesses by virtue of their jobs almost always know more about the suggest than the congressional interrogators. most members though they may be lawyers are not experienced cross examiners. the questions ping-pongs back and forth between the two parties. meaning that no one get far with line of questioning before time to change to member of the other party, who can be expected to rush to the wi
Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >>> good evening. i am erin burnett. americans held hostage. militants linked to al qaeda have claimed responsibility for an attack on gs workers. >> the best information that we have at this time is that u.s. citizens are among the hostages. i hope people understand that in order to protect their safety i am not going to get into numbers. i am not going to get into names. >> the number of american hostages has been fluid today. an islamist leader tells us there were seven hostages and there could be as few as three americans being held. the attack took place this morning at a bp gas field in response to france's military -- the obama administration was quick to react. the u.s. official told me this afternoon that as of now the attack appeared organized. as we have been reporting for many months al qaeda inspired and linked groups are flourishing. we spoke to a military leader in the islamist group which has taken over and terized northern mali. he is working with one of the most senior leaders in africa who has claimed responsibility for today's attack. the fate of the hostages, they
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Jan 17, 2013 9:00pm EST
next time. good to see you. >> thanks. >> sean: he told us that al-qaeda was on the run and now the terror group claimed responsibility for a hostage situation involving americans. will the anointed one, the president, uncle joe biden, will they apologize for lying repeatedly on the campaign trail? when we come back, liz cheney, she weighs in next. [ male announcer ] after years of celebrations, marie callender's gives you a way to make any day a special occasion. new mini cream pies for one. real whip cream and a cookie-crumb crust. marie callender's. it's time to savor. real whip cream and a cookie-crumb crust. officeyour business needs...k... at prices that keep you...out of the red. this week get a bonus $15 itunes gift card with any qualifying $75 ink purchase. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. you know it can be hard to lbreathe, and how that feels.e, copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenan
Jan 23, 2013 1:00pm PST
published a report called al qaeda a libya pro file. this outlined the al qaeda presence in libya. something was especially alarming to me in this d.o.d. report was the mention that siriya and other groups have adopted the black flag promoted by al qaeda senior leaders. in my hand i hold a picture of the flag that the department of state identified to be a prominent issuance of this flag on the rise in libya. i also hold a picture of the same type of flag in tunisia where the protesters were outside the embassy there. in addition i have a flag -- picture taken in cairo at the u.s. embassy where demonstrations took place. another picture in jordan at the u.s. embassy where protests took place. in bahrain over 2000 protesters who burned numerous u.s. and israeli flags again at the embassy. in kuwait chanting obama we are all osama. the flag again. and in libya, the flag was carried through the streets there as well. my question, madam secretary, is were you aware of this d.o.d. report prior to the terrorist attack in benghazi? >> well, i was certainly aware of a number of reports fr
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Jan 18, 2013 12:00am EST
. >> sean: he told us that al-qaeda was on the run and now the terror group claimed responsibility for a hostage situation involving americans. will the anointed one, the president, uncle joe biden, will they apologize for lying repeatedly on the campaign trail? when we come back, liz cheney, she weighs in next. [ female announcer ] you walk into your laundry room and it just hits you! that nasty odor coming from your washer. say farewell to the smell with tide washing machine cleaner. it goes straight to the source of the stink to lift odor-causing residues off your washer's drum. tide washing machine cleaner. office superstore ink retailer in america. now t $6 back in staples rewards for every ink cartridge you recyc when you spend $50 on hp in staples. th was easy. when you spend $50 on hp in so, i'm working on a cistern intake valve, and the guy hands me a locknut wrench. no way! i'm like, what is this, a drainpipe slipknot? wherever your business takes you, nobody keeps you on the rd like progressive commercial auto. [ flo speaking japanese ] [ shouting in japanese ] we work whereve
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Jan 23, 2013 1:00pm PST
congress published a report on behalf of a division of d.o.d. called al qaeda and libya profile that outlinedback quarterback's growing presence if libya particularly east libya where benghazi is located. something especially alarming was the mention that al qaeda groups in libya have adopted the black flag which symbolizes commitment to violent jihad promoted by jakarr al qaeda. i hold a picture of the picture identified to be prominent issuing of this flag in libya. a hold a picture of the same type of flag in tunisia where the protesters were outside the embassy. i have a flag in cairo where demonstrations took place at the embassy. another picture in jordan of the united states embassy where protests took place. in bahrain over 2,000 protesters burned numerous united states and israeliing ins. again, at embassy. in kuwait, embassy 500 demonstrators chaned "obama we are osama bin laden." the flag again and fineally in libya, the flag was blown and carried through the streets this, as well. my question, madam secretary, were you aware of the d.o.d. report prior to the terrorist att
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am EST
the benghazi attack, they published a report on behalf of al qaeda in lib rah, it detailed particularly in east libya. something alarming to me in this d.o.d. report was the mention that al qaeda groups in lib ja have adopted the black flag which symbolizes commitment to violent jihad promoted by al qaeda's senior leaders. in my hand, i hold a picture of the flag that the department of state identified to be a prominent issuance of this flag and on the rise in libya. i also hold a picture of the same type of flag in tunisia, where the protesters are outside. in addition i have a flag, the picture was taken in cairo, at a u.s. embassy where demonstrations took place. another picture in jordan at the u.s. embassy where protests took place. in bahrain, over 2,000 protesters who burned numerous u.s. and israeli flags, again at the embassy. in kuwait, u.s. embassy 500 demonstrators chanting obama, we are all osama. again. and again, a flag flown and carried through the streets as well. in libya. my question, madam secretary, were you aware of the d.o.d. report prior to the terro
Jan 11, 2013 2:30pm PST
and mountains of afghanistan. a fight against al qaeda that soon became a war against a virulent insurgency. now more than 10 years since it began, the mission is about to end. it is the job of these two men to chart how that happens and what comes next in afghanistan. >> let me say this as plain as i can. starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission, train, advising, assisting afghan forces. afghans will have full responsibility for their security and this war will come to irresponsible and. -- will come to a responsible end. >> i bring the news of afghanistan standing shoulder to shoulder with america as a sovereign, independent country. >> the u.n. mandate in afghanistan runs out in two years' time. thousands of troops have already been brought home, many more will follow. both countries know there will still be work to do beyond 2014. america has said it might pull all its troops out, but that is not likely. anything between 3000 and 9000 are expected to stay on. the afghan government is looking for military supplies and control over operations. america want
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Jan 16, 2013 1:00am PST
you. in a moment al qaeda tries to take over a country in africa and the french are trying to stop it will the u.s.a. join the fight. factor tip of the day, do not fool around with mother nature. we're coming right back. >> bill: back of the book segment tonight. the african country mali a is back water. poor perfect place for al qaeda to take root. now it seems that islamic militants may seize control of mali. standing in the way the french who controlled the country at one time. french armed forces are fighting al qaeda but the u.s.a. is standing back. >> there is no consideration of putting american boots on the ground at this time. we have commended the french for this effort to try to go into mali. >> joining now to analyze colonel david hunt in boston and lieutenant ravel peters in washington. should americans care about this. >> absolutely. while we bogged ourselves down in average teaching hygiene methods to afghan villagers al qaeda has been spreading around the world. bill, nowhere have they had more success than in mali. they now control an area larger than the state of tex
Jan 17, 2013 6:30pm PST
estaban prisioneros por una ala de al qaeda. un rehen hablo con la televisión francesa donde dijo que a los rehenes les colocaron chalecos con exposivos aquí se opusieron a la entrada de francia y la secretaria de estado hilary clinton dijo que estados unidos estará peleando contra los terroristas. >> ellos no descansan y nosotros tampoco. >> todos estamos preocupados de las actividades este es el secuestro más grande desde quien se separaron de al qaeda y en la base tomaron por la fuerza a los rehenes este hombre es el cabecilla y le puso osama bin laden a uno de sus hijos. >> las tropas francesas desde la semana pasada están en mali porque ese país fue colonia suya >> y numerosas entidades le recuerdan al presidente barack obama sobre la reforma migratoria. >> y la tasa de mortalidad por el cáncer ha bajado increiblemente en los últimos años les contaremos el motivo al regresar de la pausa. [ locutor ] subway ofrece tantas comidas ricas, sanas para tu corazón, y certificadas por la american heart association. busca el heart check en tus comidas fresh fit de subway favoritas
Jan 12, 2013 6:20pm EST
continue to rebuilding america. over the past four years, we have dealt devastating blows to al qaeda. we pushed the taliban out of their strong holds. the reason they went to war in the first place is now within reach. we want to ensure that al qaeda can never again use afghanistan to launch attacks against america. the 33 thousand additional forces that i ordered served with honor. they completed their mission. they returned last fall. this week we agreed that in spring afghan forces will take the lead across their country and our troops will shift to a supporting role. in the coming months, i will announce the next phase of our drawdown. this progress has been possible because of the heroic sacrifices of our troops and diplomats. alongside forces from many nations. or than half one million americans have served in afghanistan. thousands have been wounded. more than 2000 have given their lives. this remains a very difficult mission. the work ahead will not be easy. our forces are still in harms way. make no mistake. our path is clear. we are moving forward. after more than a decade of w
Jan 28, 2013 10:00am EST
pursuit of al qaeda in iraq. it is a conversation with general stanley mcchrystal, also featuring mike o'hanlon of brookings. thanks so much for joining us on "the washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] mf good morning, everyone. welcome to brookings. thanks for coming out. it is an unusual treat, even at a place where we have such amazing events, to have general stanley mcchrystal here today. i am mike o'hanlon, one of the members of the 21st century defense initiative. we are hosting this event with bruce riddell, who runs the -- first readout -- bruce riddell .- bruce ridedel, general mcchrystal build up an organization into what was the state-of-the-art capability that ultimately led not only to our topic of today, the tracking and ultimate killing of the al qaeda terrorist zarqawi, but also many of the procedures that led to the finding and killing of bin laden. the success of joint special operations command is one of the most important stories in the broader war on terror. we are honor
Jan 18, 2013 6:30pm EST
desert. it began three days ago when terrorists who claim a link to al qaeda attacked buses carrying employees and then took over the residential section of the complex. algerian forces then attacked the terrorists. there have been many casualties, but the facts remain unclear. mark phillips has the latest. >> reporter: these were some of the lucky ones: freed hostages who managed to get away from the desert gas plant where they'd been held. they told of how they fled in the confusion as the algerian army attacked. many were injured, some badly. >> it happened so fast. >> reporter: but it hasn't ended quickly. the algerians say they've freed nearly 100 foreigners and as they were being bussed away, many thanked their rescuers. >> kept us nice and safe and fought off the bad guys. >> reporter: but the bad guys-- the al qaeda linked mass battalion led from afar by mokhtar mokhtar-- may still be holding 30 foreigners still unaccounted for. more detail has emerge with the free hostaged. some say they had explosives hung around their necks as they were placed in a convoy of vehicles by th
Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
linked to al qaeda. it happened in algeria, and tonight, abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz is traveling with the defense secretary, who is in italy watching every move. martha? >> reporter: good evening, diane, from rome, where secretary of defense leon panetta is urgently trying to get more information about this attack on americans and others. three americans are believed to be held hostage right now, but u.s. officials warn that number is fluid. secretary panetta tonight says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal with this crisis. >> by all indications, this is a terrorist act. and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> reporter: it all began when 20 armed islamic militants, believed to be affiliated with al qaeda, approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight -- security forces for the workers
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am EST
ultimate killing of the al qaeda terrorist al-zarqawi. but even to me the procedures that led to define and killing of bin laden a couple of years later. so the success of joint special operations command is one of the most important stories in the broader war on terror and we are honored that bruce riedel will be interesting general mcchrystal about this this month. of course, this is based on general mcchrystal's recent book, which hope you all purchased and which we're all very proud to be discussing as well today, "my share of the task" which comes i think describes the role not only of his own command but of many soldiers and other american military personnel, international personal that he worked with. just a couple more words but each of our panelists today. bruce was a 30 year cia veteran before joining brookings in 2006. at the cia he did a number of things, including working at the nsc on detail and nato headquarters, the middle east and the pentagon. pentagon. he was adviser to four presidents, president obama asked them to lead his afghanistan-pakistan paula's review
Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
it is a reminder of the extreme threat from al qaeda in northern africa, one of the many challenges waiting for him at the start of the second term. >> so help me god. >> president barack obama: so help me god. >> reporter: pomp and circumstance, one swearing in down and three to gand vice presidenbiden sworn inat his residence, by sonia sotomayor. and they'll be laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown, less than three hours from now it will be the president's turn at the white house, in the blue room. the constitution says he needs to be sworn in by noon, january 20th and when it falls on a sunday it happens here within the ceremonial swearing-in, happening tomorrow at the capital for both the president and vice president, and we are told the president has been through several drafts of the inaugural address and, two big themes, coming together on divisive issues and a call to action for the american people to stay engaged in the political process and, he will not get into policy details and will save it for his state of the union address which comes next month, on capitol hill.
Jan 12, 2013 6:00am EST
perspective, one of the greatest concerns is that al qaeda will rebound and afghan the stand will become a terrorist state. how can you mitigate without risking green on blue attacks? >> one of the reasons the united states will continue a presence in afghanistan after 2014 in certain facilities, it is because we have decided to gather to continue to fight against al qaeda. there will be no respite in that. we will continue to work, and they will not. they are decimated, largely, and on their way out. when i receive security, we have meetings on security issues and we never come across the question whether it is a threat. the fact that the fight will continue, and affiliates will continue. and part of the reason the united states will continue to have limited facilities will be to continue that task. it is also recognized by our neighbors. thank you. >> international relations club, thank you. i can get it right the second time. the next student organization we would invite is the student association. >> my name is thomas gibbons, i am the president of the student veterans association. i
Jan 6, 2013 5:30am EST
accused by the fbi of plotting to send weapons and money to al qaeda in iraq. one of the men arrested had openly discussed his prior experience as an insurgent in iraq and the ied attacks he participated against u.s. troops. the fingerprints of the other iraqi refugee charged were traced by the fbi to a component of an unexploded ied that was recovered by u.s. forces in northern iraq. in the wake of these arrests, dhs secretary janet napolitano and others have publicly acknowledged that security checks have been expanded to the more than 58,000 iraqi refugees who had already been settled in the united states. according to press reports this past february, intelligence indicates that the threat posed by refugees with ties to al qaeda is much broader than was previously believed. fbi director robert mueller stated last year during congressional testimony before the house intelligence committee that he continues to be concerned with "individuals who may have been resettled here in the united states that have some association with al qaeda in iraq." there are also reports that th
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
home, and overseas. ♪ >> chris: from the debt debate to immigration reform. to a resurgent al qaeda. how will the president pursue his agenda, and a place in history? we'll ask two men who will play a big role in his legacy. david plouffe, senior advisor to the president. and, roy blunt, a member of the senate republican leadership. then, tough talk about gun control. we'll ask our sunday panel about the president's plan to prevent more mass shootings and if congress will pass it. and, our power player of the week. director of the small washington church, where presidents have gone to pray for almost two centuries. all, right now, on fox news sun. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. we'll talk with our guest in a moment, but, first, let's get the latest on what is already a busy morning, the first official day of president obama's second term. fox news chief white house correspondent, ed henry, is tracking events from the north lawn. ed? >> reporter: good morning, chris. the crowds here are certainly smaller than four years ago but there is still celebration in
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